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Exploring Nature & Our Planet:
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
We have been a gift in nature for our existence, our enjoyment and our education; preserving it for future generations is our responsibility. Cleaning the air and water, controlling noise, and restoring ravaged landscapes are all pieces of a large mosaic, lengthening lives and improving human well being by reducing the poisons in our air, water, and soil. This is the ideal America we all cherish.
Explore our County, State and National Parks & Beaches:
In March 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park beginning a worldwide national park movement. Today our national parks include a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. In addition, states and local counties have established parks where people can explore and enjoy these natural areas.
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Develope a more “green” and environmentally conscious lifestyle:
Each of us can lessen our impact on the environment and help conserve natural resources by making changes in our daily lives by reducing the amount of the Earth’s resources that we use, reusing rather than discarding, and recycling things that aren’t reusable into now items.
Learn more at our nature friendly living links page.
On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans of all ages and from all walks of life participated in celebrations from coast to coast, raising public awareness about protecting and cleaning the nation’s environment and conserving natural resources. Today Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains America has made including cleaner air, cleaner water, reduction of solid waste, restoration of ravaged landscapes, and the creation of new urban and national parks. Earth Day is also a time to to further our commitment to conservation and protection of the environment, to reduce pollution and to reduce energy consumption.
Learn more at our Earthday links page.